We're proud to welcome the debut release on Monotonik from Stefan Ternemar, the Swedish artist also known as S.T. 'Emotions In A Box' is Stefan's first set of songs released anywhere outside his own webpage, and it's a fitting introduction to his bold, melodically strident idm electronics.
First off would be 'Downtown', almost Huelsbeck-ian in its wish to get straight down to brass tacks and blast you with carefully considered catchiness, heaping layer upon layer of gorgeously synthetic sounds onto the mix. 'Alone But Not Lonely' is similarly, headnoddingly good, and the title track builds up to a wonderful multitracked cacophany of unforgettable sonics. Finally, 'Eternal Sleep' finishes things off with a high-score table melding of classic game soundtrack stylings, the new melodic school of idm, and an unmistakable ear for the beautiful. All in all, we claim, a hit, a palpable hit.
November 24, 2009 Subject:
This EP made me a fan of what Stefan Ternemar does!
Granted Stefan Ternemar's Emotions In A Box EP doesn't impress me as a production of large size and he doesn't make me think that his EP here is the most creative project that I've ever listened to.. when I compare it to some of the other legendary song writers and or composers that I've heard in my lifetime but... I really do like his effort on this short Pop sounding project. There are no vocals here but he does a great job with his production as he successfully pairs his big drum sounds with many different Pop sounding synth textures and melodies in a graceful yet nonchalant way to make a very full, ear pleasing mix.
May 20, 2008 Subject:
... i´am in love, but this is beautiful!!!
October 27, 2005 Subject:
The beats and everything are well good. I loved it, i loved it all.
January 6, 2005 Subject:
This is my favorite EP of all time, I love Stefan! ;) I wonder where you can find more stuff from him all i can find i this and "I'll Meet You There EP"
February 16, 2004 Subject:
the title track is the greatest song I've heard in the genre. Not to put down the rest of the EP - this is excellent all the way through.